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Queens Home Team Awarded Top Team at Keller Williams Realty Landmark II for Most Units Sold in 2014!
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
The Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty, led by George & Abigail Herrera, were recently honored at the Keller Williams Realty Landmark II awards ceremony in Astoria, NY. Out of 160 Agents, Q...
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (also known as ObamaCare)
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Author; Donna Stefans Re:Obamacare The Health insurance reporting requirements on the 2014 tax return are a bit complicated. If you and your family were covered by an employer health care plan for ...
A Different Slant on Class-Based Hiring Discrimination
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans Most employers are familiar with the pitfalls of discriminating against applicants in protected classes under Civil Rights laws. For the most part, African Americans, Hispan...
← How Do 2015 Minimum Wage Increases Affect NY Restaurants? Are Employers Free from Liability When Using Staffing Agencies to Terminate Employees?
Jan 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
Companies often find that staffing agencies are valuable resources for helping them fill temporary or permanent positions and for handling human resources issues. However, recently, an outside staf...
How Do 2015 Minimum Wage Increases Affect NY Restaurants?
Jan 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans Minimum wage increases took effect on December 31, 2014, raising the New York minimum wage from $8.00 to $8.75 per hour for employees who work based on hourly wages. By the ...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: JANUARY 2015
Jan 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
January 2014 Queens NY Market Update  The pace of existing home sales increased in December, but remained below that in the same month of the previous year. Home prices declined as we moved in to t...
Negligence of Oregon Hospital Led to Wrongful Death of Patient
Jan 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
Author:  Mark H. Sackstein, Esq. All it takes is one small mistake for a disaster to occur. No matter how much research is done when choosing a hospital, it is impossible to predict a situation suc...
Matching Workouts With the Results You Want
Jan 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard friends complain about not getting the results they want, despite how much energy they’re putting into their workout.  People who want bigger muscles go t...
How Do 2015 Minimum Wage Increases Affect NY Restaurants?
Jan 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen Hans Minimum wage increases took effect on December 31, 2014, raising the New York minimum wage from $8.00 to $8.75 per hour for employees who work based on hourly wages. By the way...
Immersed in ancient times; the performance of Aida at the Metropolitan Opera. A review.
Jan 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 138 138 recommendations | email to a friend
Written By:  Tiziano Thomas Dossena   Imagine being immersed in an ancient world, with colossal stone columns, palaces and images of deities, a marvelous music surrounding you and, thank God, no ce...

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Prince Harry backs down
It’s not often that Pol Position gets to cover the world of international politics, so when we heard that Prince Harry would be in town on an official visit, and moreover he would be playing in a c...
Jun 02, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Choe-Choe train gets a-rollin'
Astute readers of Pol Position might remember that last week we brought you the story of S.J. Jung, a candidate for the 20th District City Council seat being vacated by John Liu, and Jung’s impress...
Jun 02, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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A Friendly Meeting Between Friends
They say that politics makes for some strange bedfellows, and what we love about Memorial Day is that those bedfellows usually make public appearances in the street, where they have to make nice an...
May 27, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Grapevine Says Ognibene is Back in the 30th
Former Middle Village Republican councilman Tom Ognibene hasn't had enough? After being term-limited out of the City Council in 2001 and losing in a special election for the seat in June 2008, word...
May 05, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pol Prose-ition: We Challenge the Mayor Verse for Verse
Did you know that last Wednesday was "Poem in My Pocket Day"? We didn't either, until we got an email from City Hall presenting Mayor Mike Bloomberg's lyrical contribution to the day's festivities....
May 05, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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Will Fast Food Die a Slow Death? Naw.
Your kid is too fat, but don't worry, it's not your fault. That's the message sent by Councilman Eric Gioia who this week proposed legislation to ban fast food restaurants from opening within a ten...
Apr 21, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Peter is Koo-Koo for Liu's Seat
Koo Announces Council Run For Liu Spot Proverbial Republican candidate Peter Koo announced Monday that he is officially running for the 20th Council District in Queens, which is currently held by J...
Apr 21, 2009 | 3 3 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
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Everybody in the Election Pool
As the 2009 city elections stare the spring-struck citizens of New York down from their perch in the future, one thing becomes extraordinarily clear: it’s going to be a heck of a race. At this time...
Apr 14, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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We Aren't Shilling for Bloomy, or Are We?
In the hot race to be the next mayor of New York City, it’s no surprise to hear that dirty tricks are being pulled. After all, politics was built on a foundation of slung mud that sort of collected...
Apr 07, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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30 Rock the Vote
No, that’s not Tracy Jordan standing next to 30 Rock creator and star Tina Fey, it’s actually Mark Weprin, who is currently an assemblyman, but has his eye set on the seat being vacated by his brot...
Apr 07, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Meghan McCan’t Talks to Broadcasting King
After leading teeny-bopping Republicans through the 2008 election, Meghan McCain has been espousing some very non–conservative views in some very public places. Throughout the presidential campaign...
Mar 24, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Happy Birthday/Fundraising Pete!
Councilman Peter Vallone, Jr. held a birthday/fundraising party at Central Lounge in Astoria Thursday night, but unlike most elected officials, he actually entertained the crowd instead of just tak...
Mar 20, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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We Here Twitters of a Queens Beep Challenge
Dave Kerpen may have only formed an exploratory committee to investigate a possible run for Queens borough president, but the fact that he hasn’t officially announced his candidacy hasn’t stopped h...
Mar 17, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Press Releases We'd Like to See
In the past few weeks, a major metropolitan daily newspaper ran a cartoon that many felt was in extremely poor taste. While we would rather not comment on the content of the cartoon nor print the n...
Mar 10, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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One Bottle is Never Enough
How many bottles of cologne does it take for the stink of a ridiculous controversy to be completely erased? The answer is none, because rather than erase or even mask an awful smell, cologne only a...
Mar 04, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Police detained a "person of interest" Friday night who had been shown in photos released earlier in the probe of human remains found inside a suitcase, authorities said.
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Palestinian youths hold weapons during a military-style graduation ceremony after being trained at one of the Hamas-run Liberation Camps, in Gaza CityBy Michael Georgy CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian court on Saturday banned the armed wing of the Palestinian group Hamas and listed it as a terrorist organization. The ruling came days after the country faced some of the bloodiest attacks on security forces in years. Hamas is an offshoot of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood which the authorities have also declared a terrorist group and have repressed systematically since the army ousted one of its leaders, Mohamed Mursi, from the presidency in 2013. "The court ruled to ban the Qassam Brigades and to list it as a terrorist group," said judge Mohamed al-Sayid of the special Cairo court which deals with urgent cases.


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France and Morocco will resume their judicial and legal cooperation, the French justice ministry said on Saturday, ending a row sparked by a French probe into alleged torture. Morocco had suspended cooperation agreements in protest at an attempt by French authorities to question the head of Morocco's DGST domestic intelligence service over torture allegations while he was visiting Paris a year ago. The DGST has often been accused by Moroccan and international human rights organizations, including Amnesty International, of torturing activists and terrorism suspects, sometimes on behalf of the United States' CIA.
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